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Samuel de Champlain founded Quebec as the first permanent French colony in North America. He was important in helping persuade the French government that further explorations …in North America might lead to the discovery of a Northwest Passage that would lead to Asia. (MORE)
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During the summer of 1609 Champlain attempted to form better relations with the local native tribes. He made alliances with the Wendat (called Huron by the French) and with th…e Algonquin, the Montagnais and the Etchemin, who lived in the area of the St. Lawrence River. These tribes demanded that Champlain help them in their war against the Iroquois, who lived further south. Champlain set off with 9 French soldiers and 300 natives to explore the Rivière des Iroquois (now known as the Richelieu River), and became the first European to map Lake Champlain. Having had no encounters with the Iroquois at this point many of the men headed back, leaving Champlain with only 2 Frenchmen and 60 natives. On July 29, somewhere in the area near Ticonderoga and Crown Point, New York (historians are not sure which of these two places, but Fort Ticonderoga claims that it occurred near its site), Champlain and his party encountered a group of Iroquois. A battle began the next day. Two hundred Iroquois advanced on Champlain's position, and one of his guides pointed out the 3 Iroquois chiefs. Champlain fired his arquebus, killing two of them with a single shot, and one of his men killed the third. The Iroquois turned and fled. This action set the tone for French-Iroquois relations for rest of the century. Champlain returned to France in an unsuccessful attempt, with the Sieur de Mons, to renew their fur trade monopoly. They did, however, reach an agreement with some merchants from Rouen, in which Quebec became an exclusive warehouse for their fur trade and, in return, the Rouen merchants supported the settlement. Source(s): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_de_c… use links and references for more detail (MORE)
Samuel de Champlain's reason behind exploration was that he was part of a fur trading expedition and then he had the intention of building a permanent settlement along the st …Lawrence river. (MORE)
Native American healing traditions have existed for tens of thousands of years. Unfortunately, much of this knowledge has been lost. Growing interest in more holistic forms of… health and healing, however, have led to a renewed interest in many of these traditions. Native Americans believed that most physical ailments were (MORE)
Everyone in early Native American culture specialized in a particular trade or craft. It was often the role of the elder tribe members to be experts in natural healing. These …tribal leaders were herbalists, healers, and spiritual communicators. Today, many of the practices still exist in what is known as (MORE)
The history of the United States might be fairly short, but the history of the American continent stretches back thousands of years. Although many Native Americans were margin…alized, relocated or entirely wiped out during the country's early years, there are some spots where Native American history has been preserved. These (MORE)
They were to map north America, find a quicker way to the pacific and find riches and gold.
What was the chief significance of french explorer Samuel de Champlain's alienation of the Iroquois Indians?
To prevent New France from expanding southward into what is the the United States. This is an AP US History question.
he discovered most of Canada and north America but that led to war between king IV. The war started because Samuel De chaplain didn't want to give the king money so they put h…im to trial in quebec and stayed there for years (MORE)